Canines in Cervantes and Velazquez: An Animal Studies Reading of Early Modern Spain - New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies (Hardback)

by John Beusterien

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The study of the creation of canine breeds in early modern Europe, especially Spain, aids in composing and illustrating the different constructs against which notions of human identity were forged. This book is the first comprehensive history of early modern Spanish dogs and it evaluates how two of Spain's most celebrated and canonical cultural figures of this period, the artist Diego Velazquez and the author Miguel de Cervantes, radically question humankind's sixteenth-century anthropocentric self-fashioning. In general, this study illuminates how Animal Studies can offer new perspectives to understanding Hispanism, giving readers a fresh approach to the historical, literary and artistic complexity of early modern Spain.

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Published
28/04/2013

Publisher
Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN
9781409457138


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